Tom Sapienza, a Lawrence, Mass man, was fired from his job as a public
works city employee. Apparently, he took too much time off from work,
to care for his dying wife. His wife, Heather Sapienza died on January
3, 2013, after a 19-month battle with brain cancer. He and his lawyer
are now filing a reverse racial-discrimination lawsuit. He lawyer said,
"We firmly believe that if Tom Sapienza was Hispanic and not white
that he [would] have a job to come back to with the city of Lawrence."
Immediately after he was fired, they city hired Jose Santiago, who was
a fired police sergeant and former state Representative. Additionally,
Jose had recently been arrested for violating a protective restraining
order obtained by his ex-girlfriend.
This will be an interesting civil case for the attorneys to litigate.